Phil Cadden

Mourinho reluctant to revel in Wenger woe

Jose Mourinho claims Chelsea's 6-0 demolition of Arsenal has no added significance despite coming at Arsene Wenger's 1 000th game in charge.

French defeat brings Henry’s All Blacks time to an end

Graham Henry will be replaced as All Blacks coach by the end of the year after his highly fancied team crashed out of the World Cup at the hands of France in the quarterfinals. The New Zealand Rugby Union board said on Sunday that a new coaching team should be in place by Christmas, even though Henry and his assistants have contracts until March 2008.

Confident McCaw eyes Cup glory

Richie McCaw admits he is ready to take New Zealand all the way to the 2007 World Cup title. The All Blacks captain will lead his side into the quarterfinal crunch clash against France at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday. New Zealand have enjoyed a smooth passage into the last eight with comfortable victories against European outfits Italy, Portugal, Scotland and Romania.

Fiji knock Wales out of World Cup

Fiji created the biggest shock of the World Cup so far with a sensational 38-34 win over Wales on Saturday to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 1987. The Pacific islanders produced a wonderful opening period to lead 25-10 at the break and put themselves on course for the runners-up spot in Pool B.

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